COMPULSORY WEARING OF SAFETY BELTS

ANLEGEPFLICHT DES SICHERHEITSGURTES

Following the decision of a court in Braunschweig, a motorist who is injured in an accident for which he is not responsible runs the risk of having the amount of damages reduced if it is established that he was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the accident. The work of the experts in a case involving the perpetuation of evidence is examined. This is difficult in all cases where damages are being claimed and the claimant alleges that the belt was being worn. These difficulties which pose problems for the experts, could be overcome if the manufacturer were to provide a device which would indicate when the belt had been overstressed. This could be achieved, for example, by fitting an indicator strip to the belt. This would, of course, not work where the accident was such that the belt was not really relevant (e.g. in side impacts). Some attention should also be given to this situation. /TRRL/

  • Authors:
    • Burkart, F
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 186
  • Monograph Title: ANLEGEPFLICHT DES SICHERHEITSGURTES
  • Serial:
    • Verkehrsunfall
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: Information Verlag

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189155
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM